The Bully Proof Classroom

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEACHERS

Experiential Opinion

Opinion is opinion and we all have one. What forms these opinions is another story. Sometimes they are formed and almost appear to be judgment on a group or a method, or a habit or just an overall dislike for a person or an idea. These opinions are not based upon facts, but rather a […]

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Liberty And Freedom

Liberty and freedom: synonymous? I don’t think so. We all have the liberty to do and say whatever we want. Good or bad. Oh, of course with consequences both good and bad as well. What we do with that liberty determines the amount of freedom we experience in the deep recesses of our mind and […]

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SELF-CONTROL, THERE IS “NUN” BETTER

Going to a Catholic grammar school for nine years had its benefits. We had to wear uniforms so there wasn’t any clothes competition. We went to church all the time so we got some formal spiritual training. You couldn’t even think of using profanity because you thought the nuns read your mind and would find […]

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Society Has Lost It’s Wisdom

Parents need to teach their kids everything. There are no assumptions in this world;  None. Society has lost it’s focus and believes that children will learn about  money, friendships, relationships, and marriage on their own. We are so caught up telling our kids what not to do that we have forgotten that we have to […]

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The First R Of Academic Success: Respect

I was driving in my car one day and was staring at the five bumper stickers that were on the car in front of me. One of the bumper stickers made a lot of sense, it said, “If you can read this thank a teacher.” I never had to be reminded of this when I […]

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I Fight Authority And Authority Always Wins

As a young boy I always had a fear of authority. I don’t mean the police, I mean adults other than my parents. There was always some authority figure who was correcting me in the community or in school.  Since my father was the owner of a pretty popular bar in a very small town, […]

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I Don’t Care Who Hears What I Say: A Haunting Attitude

Many years ago a wonderful friend of mine asked me what the smallest part of the body is. I was very young and probably very stupid at the time and I responded with “Duh, a finger.” He commented to me, “No it’s the tongue.” He also said to me that although the tongue is the […]

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Can You Handle The Truth?

One of the things that I’ve noticed today in society is that everyone has a problem with the truth. I don’t mean we walk around lying all the time, but we are always afraid of hurting someone’s feelings or becoming entangled in some sort of confrontation with the person we are speaking with or better […]

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How Does It Feel To Be Alone

Victims of bullying today spend a great deal of time alone. Oh, when they are in school they are around hundreds of other students but in the recesses of their own soul they live a life void of any real emotional contact with others. Fear of hurt keeps them from connecting with others. This isolation […]

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There Is Something Happening Here

What is happening here? Listen to the words. It’s 1967.  Anything different today? The inter generational tendency at work again. War, and protest. Bullying for sure. Not spoken of like today. Everyone was bullied back then. The end result for turning our back on it is what we have today.  A society that is insensitive, […]

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